Friday, April 3, 2009

Where Are They Now? Friday #1

This week's edition... guards posting up in the Swing offense!

As with the mid-range jumper in the game in general, a guard posting up and scoring off it in Wisconsin's offense has been a lost art. I can barely remember the last backcourt player to do on a consistent basis... Boo Wade. Clayton Hanson and Ray Nixon did a bit. But no one has since. But that many be due to the small size of the guards Wisconsin has had since. Boo was 6'4", Clay was 6'5", and Ray was 6'7". The guards since those three... Sharif Chambliss at 6'1", Kammron Taylor at 6'2", Michael Flowers at 6'2", Trevon Hughes at 6'0", Jordan Taylor at 6'1", and Jason Bohannon at 6'2".

But I'm optimistic that the former staple of Bo's unique offensive set may make a return to glory in the upcoming seasons. 6'4" Rob Wilson posted up and scored a few times in his limited minutes. Diamond Taylor is 6'3" and bulked up quite a bit over the past year. Heralded 6'4" Vander Blue definitely is capable of it when he comes to the Kohl. The four guards being recruited in the class 0f 2011 are 6'2", 6'3", 6'4" and 6'4" as sophomores in high school.

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